Concentration camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with concentration camp, nazi, world war two, holocaust, survival, confined, jewish, against humanity, genocide and german plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.

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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp: Life Is Beautiful (1997), Schindler's List (1993), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), The Ninth Day (2004), Amen. (2002), Seven Beauties (1975), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The Truce (1997), Fateless (2005), Sobibor (2018).
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Drama, War
94 min.
Seven Beauties (1975)
Comedy, Drama, War
116 min.
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Sobibor (2018)
Drama, History, War
Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
110 min.

List of concentration camp movies

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, optimism, concentration camp, captivity, fascism, self sacrifice, life philosophy, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, rescue, anti semitism, survival, genocide, war, against humanity, confined, concentration camp, nazism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, young heroes, childhood, concentration camp, wartime life, atrocity, innocence lost, nazism, jewish, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: concentration camp, faith, holocaust, bishop, human spirit, confined, pastor, traitor, danger, heroes, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, paris france, holland, poland, geneva switzerland ...
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Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, politics, pope, vatican, conscience, doctor, euthanasia, anti semitism, catholicism, ss ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria, czechoslovakia ...
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, clever, biting ...
Plot: concentration camp, war, survival, honor, pimp, anti heroes, farce, captivity, fight, army, thief, sister ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, europe, russia, germany
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, against humanity, captivity, violence, brutality, hard labor, corporal punishment, labor camp, genocide, holocaust, anti heroes, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: poland, europe
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The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, refugee, holocaust, survival, human spirit, war, wartime life, against humanity, confined, escapades, anti semitism, captivity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, italy, europe
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Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, bus, innocence lost, self discovery, coming of age, confined, youth, life is a bitch, soldier, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland
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Sobibor (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the true story, international historical project “Sobibor” is dedicated to the heroism of the Soviet o cer Alexander Pechersky. During the great Patriotic war, being in a Nazi concentration camp Sobibor he managed to do the impossible ...
Style: based on true events, factual, rough, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, escape, nazi germany, holocaust survivor, mass murder, nazi uniform, russian abroad, concentration camp survivor, shoah, holocaust, barefoot woman ...
Time: 1940s
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, holocaust, judge, against humanity, courtroom, concentration camp, trial, genocide, war crime, cold war, legal action, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 60s, year 1945, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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V (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have masqueraded themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its ...
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, resistance, spacecraft, extraterrestrial, adventure, save the world, cover-up, alien encounter, heroic mission, danger, escapades, journalism ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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My Mother's Courage (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, UK, Austria, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from where you'd least expect it.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, deportation, moral dilemma, anti semitism, war, family in danger, genocide, wartime life, battles, against humanity, confined ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, berlin germany
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Quarantine (1989)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a futuristic society being decimated by plague, a fascist movement seizes power and quarantines not only the plague victims, but anyone related to them. Rebels trying to assassinate a particularly reactionary senator stumble onto a computer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, concentration camp, virus, contamination, disease, infection, cyberpunk, quarantine, politics, apocalypse, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future, near future
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Dead End Drive-In (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, bleak
Plot: concentration camp, electric fence, surrealism, tow truck, anti heroes, gory, social misfits, exploitation, australian, prison, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, forgery, concentration camp, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, s&m, war crime, destructive relationship, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, danger, post war, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, hungary, frankfurt germany, germany ...
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Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Plot: concentration camp, survival, dealing with death, human spirit, tragic love, romance, holocaust, against humanity, war, confined, writer's life, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, ghetto, idealism, genocide, good versus evil, deportation, black market, war, anti heroes, daring rescue, nazism ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, spain, budapest hungary, sweden
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Werewolves of the third reich (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers discover Doctor Mengele's diabolical plan to create an unstoppable army of Nazi werewolves.
Plot: concentration camp, human experiment, extramarital affair, soldier, werewolf, world war two, american soldier, nazi
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The Escape (1987)
Genre: War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The tragic story of a group of prisoners, ordinary people, were detained in the camp at Lager in Naise at the beginning of WWII, after that mighty torture and abuse by the Germans, will try escape from the camp. A few succeeded.
Plot: concentration camp, torture, death of father, death, world war two, fear, murder, jewish, blood, doctor, escape, massacre ...
Time: year 1941
Place: yugoslavia, serbia
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Playing for Time (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: When Jewish songstress Fania Fénelon is plucked from the stage and sent to Auschwitz, she and other musicians find themselves assigned to a terrible task – using their talents to soothe fellow prisoners who are sentenced to die in the gas ...
Plot: orchestra, auschwitz, concentration camp, destiny, survival, last will and testament, nazi, evil man, courage, musician, prisoner, guilt ...
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The Night Overtakes Me (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A communist journalist from Prague is sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Plot: concentration camp, prisoner, loss of mother, digging, prison guard, medical experiment, communist, feminist, worm, female antagonist, seamstress, drunken man ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1942
Place: czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, central europe
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The Boxer and Death (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Concentration camp commander Kraft finds out that prisoner Kominek is a former professional boxer. Overnight, the prisoner is made Kraft's exercise partner and unwillingly rises to a privileged position at the camp. His anger over the death of ...
Plot: concentration camp, boxer, starvation, escape, prisoner, sport, world war two, boxing, nazi
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Escape From a Nazi Death Camp (2014)
Duration: 56 min.
Story: From PBS - The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on the 14th of October 1943, the inmates fought back, in the biggest and most successful prison outbreak of the Second World War. Told ...
Plot: concentration camp survivor, concentration camp, holocaust, holocaust survivor, world war two, nazi
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, love triangle, haunted by the past, concentration camp, post war, friendship, mental illness, romance, confined, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, poland, usa
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, sergeant, concentration camp, war, sniper, d day, survival, military life, escapades, military, battles, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: sicily, africa, europe, germany, czechoslovakia ...
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The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, parents and children, anti semitism, genocide, war, injustice, against humanity, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: europe, france, vichy, paris france, germany
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, debate, auschwitz, concentration camp, human nature, anti semitism, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, uncover truth, survival, human nature, ghetto, self discovery, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, heist, religions or cults ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
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